Improve pupil outcomes in ICT


Name of school:  St John Lloyd RC Primary School Lead persons(s): Nicola Lewis and Lucy Brazil Role of lead person(s): Teachers (TLR) Lead person(s) e-mail address: nlewis@stjohnlloydprm.cardiff.sch.uk Lead person telephone number: 029 20777690 Local Authority(ies): Cardiff Phase(s): Primary Context and background to case study: St John Lloyd RC Primary School […]

St John Lloyd RC Primary School – Using the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative to Improve Standards for MAT Pupils



Context of Research The senior leadership team and staff were keen to expand the opportunities for pupils from both schools to work together to create a framework for successfully achieving Digital Competence whilst maximising the use of Hwb+. It was agreed that such opportunities should be relevant, challenging and exciting […]

Using Hwb+ to Engage Learners – Cwmclydach Primary and Ysgol y Ddraig







At KS2 our students experience topic based lessons every day that enable them to use and apply key Literacy and Numeracy skills in a variety of contexts. At KS3 we should take advantage of this and give our pupils the chance to build on the successes they have had in […]

Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School – ‘LINKS’ Thematic Curriculum



Fitzalan High School has adapted the provision in music to engage pupils who are new to English. Context Fitzalan High School is an 11-19 mixed, community school maintained by Cardiff local authority. The school serves some areas which are economically disadvantaged. There are currently 1,648 pupils on roll. Just over […]

Estyn: Fitzalan High School – Adapting Provision in Music to Engage Pupils Who Are New to English



St Cyres School is an English-medium school for 11 to 18-year-old pupils in Vale of Glamorgan local authority. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 17.3% which is in line with the average of 17.4% for Wales. The school has 29.9% of pupils on the special […]

Estyn – St Cyres School: Effective use of software to engage pupils and enhance their learning



Porth County Community School is an English-medium school for 11 to 18-year-old pupils in Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 27%, which is well above the average of 17.4% for Wales. The school has 32.6% of pupils on the special […]

Estyn – Porth County Community School: Effective Use of Internet and Social Media to Promote Language Learning





Context and background of case study: Since September 2014 Bryn Deri has embarked on a digital journey. The school recognised the need to develop ‘Computational-Thinking’ to enhance digital confidence and competence. Through embedding computational-thinking into lessons across the school, the school knew that this area of learning would have a […]

Bryn Deri Primary School – Digital Competence: Computational Thinking to Support Literacy and Numeracy Skills Development



The pupils and staff of Darran Park Primary School are celebrating after becoming the first primary school in Wales to become a Microsoft Showcase School. Microsoft Showcase Schools are schools who can show how Microsoft technology has been effectively deployed and used to help support and transform teaching and learning.  Over the last four […]

Darran Park Primary Celebrates Microsoft Showcase School Status



Who was involved? Headteachers Deputy headteachers Senior leaders Support staff ALNCO Convenor James Ridley, Llangynwyd Primary, Bridgend Focus Develop positive behaviour management using expertise of Court School, Cardiff Improve MAT provision and practice Improve practice in the Foundation Phase Share school self -improvement strategies and processes. Actions Headteachers from SIG 33 shared […]

School Improvement Group Thirty Three – Develop positive behaviour management using expertise of Court School, Cardiff





Title of case study: Our ICT Journey Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in ICT School(s) or partnership name: Darran Park Primary School Name of lead person: James Protheroe Role of lead person: ICT Coordinator Lead person e-mail address: jamesprotheroe@hotmail.com Lead person telephone number: 01443 730450 Local authority(ies): Rhondda Cynon […]

Darran Park Primary School – Our ICT Journey





Children and parents/ carers at Cogan nursery school, Vale of Glamorgan, have benefited from the nursery’s effective use of technology to involve the community in learning. From sharing videos of story-telling and mathematics, to a blog providing advice, the nursery has successfully engaged its stakeholders. As a result, parents have become […]

Estyn: Cogan Nursery School – Sharing learning through social media